The company’s miniature ball bearings are said to promote quiet and smooth-running operation while performing at high speeds with low friction and low-heat generation. The versatile single-row deep groove ball bearings are said to perform ideally in a wide range of industrial equipment and medical instrument applications, including drills, handheld tools, spindles, syringe pumps, and automated pipettes, among numerous others. The bearings’ bore diameters are as small as 3 mm and the thin cross-section profile are said to promote compact tool designs where space for components may be at a premium. The ball bearings are said to be virtually maintenance-free. Miniature ball bearings are offered in a wide range of types and designs and are available in 52100 steel or stainless steel. ABEC 1 tolerances are standard but higher-precision ABEC 5 class bearings can be specified to handle more demanding high-speed applications. A variety of seals or shields and various lubrication options can satisfy particular application requirements. SKF USA Inc.